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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Israel/World

Boston Holocaust Memorial Vandalized for the Second Time This Summer

(JNS.org) The Boston-based New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized Monday for the second time this summer.

A 17-year-old male reportedly threw a rock at one of the memorial’s glass panels, shattering it to pieces, before being tackled by two bystanders and held at the scene

Senators Concerned About Extremist  Summer Camp for Palestinian Americans

Two prominent U.S. senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah that is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around the world, many of them Americans.

The controversial summer program, called “Go Palestine,” is run by the

Gone From the Gush but Never Forgotten

It is now 12 years since the tragic Gaza Disengagement. Recently, on a trip to Halutza, I met Yedidya Harush, the JNF Halutza liaison, who gave me insight into his personal experience as someone expelled from his home. His story struck me as a tragedy with hope and a lesson to be taught. When all was

NJ Undergrads Making Their Mark on Bar-Ilan University Laboratories

Seventh annual Bar-Ilan University/Yeshiva University Academic Summer Program provides invaluable training and hands-on laboratory experience to science majors from US universities.

(Courtesy of Bar Ilan University)  Ramat Gan,

Olim Advisors Can Help With Aliyah Questions

(Courtesy of Olim Advisors) For some, making aliyah is a lifelong dream fulfilled. For others, it’s more of a spontaneous decision. For some, it’s an opportunity to retire in a place that they want to call home. For others, it’s a time to start building a home. There are so many reasons why people make

AMIT Students Win President’s Award for Volunteerism

Afula, Israel—A group of students from the AMIT Yehuda Jr. and Sr. High School in Afula received the “President’s Award for Volunteerism” in a special and moving ceremony held at the President’s residence last week in Jerusalem.

A program called Maagalim has been operating at the

North American Olim, Including 68 Future Lone Soldiers, to Make Aliyah on Monday

(NBN) On Monday, August 14, 233 North Americans will board an El Al Boeing 777 chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh and immigrate to Israel together from JFK Airport. The flight is being facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL), The Jewish Agency for Israel, JNF-USA

Netanyahu Blasts Transport Minister Katz for ‘Undermining’ Him

(TPS) Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went on the offensive on Tuesday, verbally attacking a senior cabinet member, assumed to be Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, for “undermining him” and allegedly planning to replace him should he be forced to resign amidst multiple corruption scandals.

Citation Awarded to Off-Duty Soldier Who Shot Salomon Family Murderer

(TPS) The off-duty soldier who shot and incapacitated the terrorist who murdered three members of the Salomon family in Neve Tzuf has been awarded a citation for bravery.

On July 21, a Palestinian terrorist, Omar al-Abed, entered the family’s home after knocking on the door and stabbed to

Congressional Delegations Say Bipartisan Support for Israel Is Strong

(TPS) The Democratic Party remains “overwhelmingly” supportive of Israel, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) told reporters in Jerusalem Tuesday.

Speaking alongside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California), Hoyer pointed to the Congressional vote last month tightening

53 US Lawmakers to Visit Israel in August

(JNS.org) Fifty-three members of the U.S. House of Representatives are visiting Israel during the first half of August.

The delegations are facilitated by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) and are primarily comprised of U.S. lawmakers in their first term.

In Landmark Ruling, Court Revokes Arab Terrorist’s Israeli Citizenship

(JNS.org) The Haifa District Court Sunday approved a request from Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to revoke the Israeli citizenship of convicted Arab terrorist Alaa Zayud, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a terror attack that wounded four Israelis in 2015.

The court’s unprecedented